The best way I've found to deal with them is with my web browser's zoom feature. Here, reprinted from previous articles, is the short course on how to use them:
- Zoom in (enlarge):
- Zoom out (reduce):
- Reset to normal size:
Ctrl-followed by a symbol means hold down that key in the lower corner of the keyboard marked
Ctrl, and then hit the key represented by the symbol. For those using Apple computers, substitute the
Commandkey for the
What I didn't explicitly mention before is that you can hit the
Ctrl-+key multiple times to make what you want to see (captchas, in this case) as big as you want. Here's a sample image I took today of a Google comment form at normal size:
then after hitting the zoom in key three times, it's something that's large enough to interpret:
Maybe. It also might be helpful to note that Google's captchas are distorted versions of the font that most modern browsers use to display text. If what you type doesn't resemble the letters in the captcha, then you're probably not typing the right thing.
Anyway, your comments are important, so let me know if this isn't enough help, and we'll see what else I can do without increasing my workload too much.